Hillary Clinton sits down with Zach Galifianakis for her most memorable interview yet. Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton edition is a can’t miss.
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis is a talk show hosted by comedian Zach Galifianakis and featuring celebrity guests. Episodes last several minutes, in which the interviewer (Galifianakis) and guest trade barbs and insults. In addition to the online series, an additional episode was filmed for Comedy Central as a television special.
As the show’s title suggests, host Zach Galifianakis conducts celebrity interviews sitting with his guests between two potted ferns. The set intentionally resembles a low-budget amateur production for public-access television, with on-screen graphics containing deliberate comical errors. For example, in a 2014 episode, Brad Pitt’s name is spelled “Bart Pit” and his film 12 Years a Slave — the winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Best Picture — entitled 12 Years a Salve.
Galifianakis maintains an awkward and often antagonistic demeanor with his guests, asking them bizarre, inappropriate or insulting questions mixed with offhand non-sequitur. The guests’ responses are mostly improvised, despite pre-interviews. Episodes often include a segment in which Galifianakis awkwardly interrupts his guests to promote a sponsor’s product—examples include bananas, the video game Need for Speed: Shift, and (most frequently) Speed Stick deodorant. Several episodes also feature a button placed on a table between Galifianakis and his guest which, when pressed by Galifianakis, does various things such as play music or drop slime from the ceiling. The series’ theme music is Dave Blume’s arrangement of Bernard Herrmann’s theme from Taxi Driver, which is on the original Taxi Driver soundtrack album but was not included in the film.